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Non-Profit Report: Melita House

Melita House is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Rochester Regional Community. Daily decision and policy making is made by Melita House staff and the advisory board, and is implemented by staff members. The five-person board of trustees, ...

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Let’s not forget patients amid health care change

As anticipated, the current rate-setting system for inpatient hospital bills is being allowed to sunset by the state Legislature, albeit effective Jan. 1, 1997, instead of June 30 of this year as originally planned. This brief delay will allow both ...

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Success in fund raising helps define non-profits

“Anyone who leaves their estate for an executor to distribute is a pie-faced mutt.” –George Eastman Dollars raised by non-profit organizations from fund-raising and development efforts can represent the difference between success and failure. We live in a country that ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Nine hospital systems in the Greater Rochester area make up the Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester. Its members and their affiliated programs and services join forces to improve the quality, accessibility and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Landmark Society of Western New York

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION For nearly 60 years the Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has been “dedicated to preserving, interpreting and fostering interest in the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of our region.” That ...

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Suggested retail prices had better be just that

An important development this summer illustrates the continuing focus by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on suspect pricing and distribution practices and policies of manufacturers and distributors. In June, New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., a ...

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Goodbye growing pains, hello glorious adventure

On a dark, snowy afternoon in December 1982, Wordsmart was born in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Just two hours before the birth, a friend helped me name the new creation, then wrote it on a napkin so I’d remember ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Pittsford Youth Services Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Pittsford Youth Services Inc. is marking 27 years of service to the Pittsford community. The organization helps some 2,500 youth ages 5 to 21 on an annual basis by providing confidential, professional ...

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Free speech threatened
by misguided Newties

They say the truth will set you free, but not if the national Republican Party has anything to say about it. Last month the Republicans sent letters to broadcast-station managers across the country, threatening libel suits if the stations didn’t ...

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Amnesty, repeal stand
out in new state budget

After a record-setting delay, Gov. George Pataki signed New York’s 1996 state-budget bill on July 13. As with all budget bills, there is a variety of tax provisions contained in the measure, several of them eagerly anticipated by practitioners. Most ...

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Emotional tie takes ad beyond practical pleas

Good advertising is the result of following a process or formula. A key in this process is identifying the prime prospect for your product or service and then determining what problem your prospect has that your product or service can ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION A grass-roots foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley has a threefold mission: “to create and manage a permanent endowment fund to perpetuate grant making explicitly for women and girls; to lead ...

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Browse this for a primer on maximizing e-mail

It is cheap. It is fast. It is effective. “It” is e-mail. In this column, we look at software that helps your business take better advantage of e-mail service. E-mail is a computer- and network-based system that lets you send ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to many types of emergencies. It provides disaster assistance, teaches life-saving health and safety training, works ...

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Flawed NAFTA really stuck it to U.S. workers

Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement–implemented two years ago with great fanfare–have been suspiciously quiet lately. And with good reason, as it turns out, since the problems facing workers in all three countries have grown substantially since NAFTA. ...

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